Previous ICP Projects
Study shows real‐time data analysis and reporting of key indicators to help commercial water users improve efficiency by identifying cooling tower water waste.
Study looks at the ability of water absorbing hydrogels to reduce water requirements in turf.
Study looks at technology to treat brewery wastewater for reuse in landscape irrigation applications.
Study looks at the ability of polymer coated sand to hold water around the root zone reducing irrigation needs.
ARGO created Flip My Lawn.com as a tool to estimate turf removal project rebate amounts, and local resources to consumers based on zip code inputs.
Arizona State University
Study shows the effects of compost treatment on turf grass to retain soil moisture at city parks.
Study looks at the effectiveness of rainwater harvesting.
Study evaluates the use of advanced oxidation for water reuse in poultry processing plant.
California State University, Fullerton
Study uses sap flow sensors on avocado trees to help growers in southern California save irrigation water and improve water efficiency.
California State University, Long Beach
Study looks at effective water reuse in cooling tower systems.
California State University Northridge
Study compares the use of hydrogel and compost to improve water retention in the soils.
California Turfgrass and Landscape Foundation
Study looks at the effectiveness of BioChar as a soil amendment that reduces irrigation needs.
Cal Poly Pomona
Study demonstrates the development of a low-cost, solar-driven greywater system using membrane filtration and UV disinfection to produce water for non-potable uses.
CNSRV quantified water use associated with the Cold-Water Method used to defrost food across several commercial kitchens and determined savings with use of the water-efficient CNSRV WTR device.
Study evaluates the use of drone imagery to improve irrigation management in golf courses.
Study looks at new conveyer dishwashing machine for commercial kitchens.
Flo Technologies Inc.
Study evaluates the potential of leak detection system technology to increase water savings and changes to home water use behavior.
Study evaluates the water savings potential of pumped rinse door-type dish machines versus non-pumped rinse dish machines in commercial kitchens.
Study evaluates of water and energy use of pre-rinse operations in commercial kitchens.
Study evaluates the water and energy savings potential of replacing dipper wells with more efficient technologies.
Study uses sensor technology for vineyards plants to base irrigation on sap flow through plant.
G3, Green Gardens Group
Study looks at the effectiveness of actively aerated compost tea as a soil amendment to reduce irrigation needs.
Manage Water Consulting
Study uses drones and thermal sensor imaging to detect leaks from water distribution infrastructure.
Study benchmarks residential home water use to provide individuals with information to attempt to modify water-use behavior.
Pasadena Water and Power
Study looked at innovative financing mechanisms to increase adoption of greywater systems.
Study looks at the effectiveness of pressure regulation on irrigation rotors and spray heads.
Study demonstrates the Precision Injection Machine’s ability to implant hydrogel into existing turfgrass at the root zone level to use water more efficiently while keeping turf in good condition.
Responsive Drip Irrigation
RDI compared the water consumption of their “nature-driven” GrowStream™ irrigation system to a standard drip irrigation system using a smart controller.
University of Arizona
Study supports the development of an app to assist customers in scheduling their drip irrigation systems for trees and shrubs
Study expanded landscape drip app to cover most areas of California, Arizona, and Nevada.
University of California, Riverside
Study shows the water saving potentials of smart irrigation controllers for the selected landscape species.
University of Florida
Study looks at four different types of soil moisture sensors and tested them on different soil types and salinity levels.
University of Florida proposed a standardized test method that can be used to rate high-efficiency sprinkler (HES) nozzles. The test was performed on commercially available HES models and the performance results were compared to traditional nozzles.
Vinduino compared various in situ and satellite remote sensing technologies to optimize water use and crop yield in the agricultural sector.
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